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   Examining the media's role as antigovernment protestors swarm TV...  

    December 8, 2013
    11:30 - 12:01pm EST  

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o and the footage became part of the mainstream coverage. it was 2011 where the journalist had learned about helping with the unrest. >> iit wasn't until there was a protest in boston and the police formed a line and they were blocking the arrests that i started to think, what can i do that is legal to circu circumvet their blockade. and a friend of mine suggested that we grab a couple of drones and sen send them in to the describeto sky.and how can we d. when tens of thousands of people in turkey were clashing with police, the whole time i was there i go not see a single news camera flying over the place. >> there was another guy who
goes by the game of jinx on-line who used a dji phantom just like this, where he flew around a protest in istanbul turkey. and was getting really amazing shots of confrontations between police and pro teste and pro pr. and they were putted o put on y. >> the second day they were shot out of the sky. you can hear automatic weapon fire and they felled to th theye ground. >> the technology known for the military applications the argument has been se settled.
he has never flown lis his coptr for breaking news but he puts them in the sky for corporate customers instead. we have a range of clients from rolls royce. when it comes to drones they want to mute putted put a camers never been before. we are much more responsive. >> a lot of news organization also pay for access at the roof of the building to send up a helicopter that is hundreds of dollars. the model that i use is a few hundred dollars and can be flown with a mobile app the cost is i very low. journalists have run into the long arm of the law. in june a south afte african fim
maker was arrested for flying a drone around where nelson mandela was taken. >> a photographer flew his drone over the wall at a celebrity wedding. in both cases the journalists were criticized and could drones give image hungry news hounds another way to dog their targets. from above? >> heehe advised me what if the paparazzi get these. one, they already have them there are laws that bar people from looking into other people's windows. but those laws are predicated with you being physically on the property. with a uav you don't have to be there anymore. it seems like a natural right to be photographed in your backyard that is fenced in.
residence are going to violate that. people are going to be creeped out by the idea if yo you are outside anywhere in your home or in your backyard, if you are outside you may potentially be photographed. with sregularregulations are une an issue. >> there is something about the culture of media. which is cautious about risking things with new technology. mainstream media is his it and to take up drones. they are take taking it step-by-step and training people slowly. there are aspects of drones that will slow things down. you hav have battery life that s low. you can't fly 15 to 20 minutes.
comcoming at it from a fly poinf view you have to be ca qualified for this. immediately i an i think of allf the restringsestrings restrictid have on us you stick a camera up in the air and there is a riot going on up there and it's fantastic but there may be breaking rules and regula regul. >> over the comes months the faa will consider revising laws that restrict drone use that could mean more experimentation to see how a don' drone's eye view cant enhance news coverage. because as with any new technology, it's not about what drones can do, it's about what journalists can do with drones. >> you are seeing a period of experimentation. the limitations right now have
primarily to do with law and safety. once those relax you will see a lot more creativey on how they are used. the general discussion was about prooifsprivacy and we have a coe compromise. it's better for a policy maker to be proactive rather than looking at technology that is a force of nai nature that is goio happen. it's not. we make these things we can decide how to use them e. >> more global voices on drones and journal ism and the what is 1r06d. >> i think drones to use a tell lotellphoto lens that is imposso see with the naked eye. is it oa he had ethical to photh
someone without them knowing. i think it's more benefit to people. >> i think privacy is a concern but it's a bit overstated because the technology is limited in it's capability. the single biggest obstacle is the ease of use. there is a big learning curve and we need to get to a point where a journalist can press a button and the drone takes care of the rest. basically b what we really needs not drones so much but aerial robots.
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